St. Pete wants your opinion on the Tropicana Field Redevelopment plans

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s one of the biggest projects in St. Petersburg’s history: The redevelopment of Tropicana Field. City leaders have narrowed the final list down to four proposals and starting April 5th, you’ll be able to weigh in on your favorite options.

Mark Ferguson’s bar and grill, Ferg’s, is just steps from Tropicana Field, a site with 86 acres of land and with endless possibilities he says, “It’s

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OPINION: Dying for powder | Opinion

Sometimes you hear a crack or a roar. More often the first sign is snow shifting around your feet. The snow starts in a slab and then breaks into blocks that knock you off your skis, careening down in a slide moving as fast as 60-80 mph. If you’re lucky, you live through it, plastered with snow; if not, you’re entombed, hurtled over a cliff, killed.

There have been 36

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OPINION: We asked IUSG candidates our burning questions. Here’s what they said.

Students will vote in IU Student Government elections for student body president and vice president at the end of this week. The Indiana Daily Student spoke with all three tickets about the issues we thought were most important to IU students.

Their responses to our questions are recorded below. They have been lightly edited for length and style.

Topics covered include the current IUSG administration, in-person classes, diversity in student

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Editorial: Make it easier for the public to participate in their government | Opinion

If you wanted to, you can watch Deschutes County Commission and Bend City Council meetings from home. That was true even before the pandemic.

Spoiler alert! They tend to be low wattage. Exceptions do happen. Debates can get feisty. Public testimony can be passionate and compelling. A Bend City Council meeting did burst into song. And taxes, zoning, parking, homelessness, policing and other things that can have a major impact

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Young people can help us build back better with conservation projects | Opinion

By Michael Muckle

As the new administration takes the reins, vaccinations ramp up, and an economic recovery comes into view, it’s time to talk about what “Build Back Better” means here in New Jersey. At New Jersey Youth Corps, we have proven solutions that do triple duty: educating minds, providing job training, and taking care of the natural world that takes care of us. It’s a model that is working

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Scott Underwood column: Tracking your Madison County favorites | Opinion

Voting in the final round of the Best of Madison County 2021 contest is off to a fast start.

The voting began Friday and by Sunday morning, already 5,900 votes had been cast. That’s 45% of the way to the total number of votes in the 2020 contest. And seven days still remain to make your opinion count. Voting remains open online through Jan. 31.

Every year, we reevaluate the

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Opinion | America’s Other Front Line

As a case manager for a nonprofit that serves older adults, veterans and adults with disabilities in Texas, I’ve seen social services move online as a way to more efficiently get assistance to people without exposing them to the virus. And yet, this only exacerbates the digital divide. Many of my clients don’t even have a phone. And yet, in the few communities where rental assistance or Covid vaccines are

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Weigh in on Jersey City master plan | Opinion

By John J. Metro

Where do you see your personal growth in the next five or 10 years? What about our community’s growth, how we commute, utilize parks and occupy housing?

The Jersey City master plan survey is a questionnaire asking residents for input on community objectives and the future vision of our everyday lives. Your comments are important, as feedback will help drive long-term city planning goals and strategies

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I resolved to read more in 2020. Here are the top titles I found. | Opinion

I’m a sucker for New Year’s Resolutions.

Like most other people, I tend to fail between Jan. 15 and Feb. 1.

Around Christmas of 2019, I started thinking about the “new me” I was going to build in the new year.

And then I thought again. I rarely have success at this. Why take up this tired cultural tick, when it was bound to make me feel like a loser?

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OUR TOWN: Merry Christmas and blessings to all | Opinion

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSINGS TO ALL: A tree with ornaments and a star or angel at the top, Santa Claus bearing gifts, food that is tasty and carols to sing, it’s Christmastime! Make Christmas special year after year and enjoy the experience. A meaningful time of memories that will linger forever is ours. Everyone is a child at Christmastime.

GOODFELLOWS ARE GRATEFUL: To those who contributed to their cause, “No

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Editorial on trailers was wrong | Opinion

Editor’s note: The Jersey Journal editorial board stands by its previous editorial and rebuts this letter in a new post.

By George Solter

A recent editorial in The Jersey Journal makes several blatantly false claims regarding our district’s pre-K program that I feel need to be addressed publicly. It would simply be unfair to the hardworking students, teachers and administrators in our school district to allow these misleading talking

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OUR TOWN: Maryn Carpenter, Megan Dobie are winners | Opinion

MARYN CARPENTER AND MEGAN DOBIE ARE WINNERS: Lempke-Blackwell VFW Post 7573 Auxiliary member and contest Chair Sandi VanTiem is excited to announce the essay contest winners for 2020. The girls’ essays are now at the district level. Winning works then travel to the state and national levels. The Patriot’s Pen essay title for middle school students was “What is Patriotism to Me?” Maryn Carpenter, a seventh-grade student at Anchor Bay

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N.J. Black leaders: Levy a cannabis tax to repair the harm done by the drug war | Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider produces exclusive weekly content and monthly events geared toward those interested in the marijuana and hemp industries. To subscribe, visit njcannabisinsider.biz.

The same week the ballot question passed on Election Day, lawmakers introduced a bill that will launch the marijuana industry to provide guidance for regulations on licensing businesses and products. It did not earmark sales tax revenue from recreational cannabis sales for programs

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Former mayor: Why I want a full cleanup of Liberty State Park | Opinion

By Jerry McCann

Recent letters to the editor and guest editorials fail to get it right when talking about contaminants in Liberty State Park.

The contaminated area has been fenced off since 1980 when contamination was dumped on the state park by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Port Authority and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. They did it again in 1987.

Chromium waste was dumped before 1980

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Opinion | As coronavirus tears through the country, public health measures can save lives

After several days, the plant partly came back online, and we squeaked through. We took our public health responsibility extremely seriously. We were ready to do whatever was necessary to preserve the public health.

Strong public health powers are vital for government to have and use. Every day we see the results of the failure to use them aggressively as the novel coronavirus rips through our country. Criminal law protects

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Speak up for Liberty State Park | Opinion

By Michele S. Byers

Can a state park be all things to all people? Can it be an international destination as well as a local park? Can a large urban park provide the serenity of nature, active ballfields and priceless iconic views?

These are a few of the questions the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is working to answer in the coming months, as it unveils plans to restore

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Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – Morning Sun

Garden City’s annual Halloween party at the zoo — canceled.

A gala celebration at Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere — canceled.

Topeka’s Fiesta Mexicana — also canceled.

Week after week, from the northeast tip of Kansas to its southwest toe, museums, zoos, churches, and community groups have had to nix their plans to party because of COVID-19.

Fun is not the only casualty.

While most of us view these events as opportunities for

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Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – The Hays Daily News

Garden City’s annual Halloween party at the zoo — canceled.

A gala celebration at Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere — canceled.

Topeka’s Fiesta Mexicana — also canceled.

Week after week, from the northeast tip of Kansas to its southwest toe, museums, zoos, churches, and community groups have had to nix their plans to party because of COVID-19.

Fun is not the only casualty.

While most of us view these events as opportunities for

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Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – The Garden City Telegram

Garden City’s annual Halloween party at the zoo — canceled.

A gala celebration at Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere — canceled.

Topeka’s Fiesta Mexicana — also canceled.

Week after week, from the northeast tip of Kansas to its southwest toe, museums, zoos, churches, and community groups have had to nix their plans to party because of COVID-19.

Fun is not the only casualty.

While most of us view these events as opportunities for

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Julie Doll: Nonprofits need our help more than ever – Opinion – Salina Journal

Garden City’s annual Halloween party at the zoo — canceled.

A gala celebration at Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere — canceled.

Topeka’s Fiesta Mexicana — also canceled.

Week after week, from the northeast tip of Kansas to its southwest toe, museums, zoos, churches, and community groups have had to nix their plans to party because of COVID-19.

Fun is not the only casualty.

While most of us view these events as opportunities for

Read More